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A family of Strathclyde-Briton were the first to use the name Swinburne. They lived in Northumberland.

Swinburne Early Origins



The surname Swinburne was first found in Northumberland, at Swinburn (Swinburne,) a township, in the parish of Chollerton, union of Hexham. " The family of Swinburn took their name from this place, which they probably held previously to the year 1272: in the reign of Edward II. It was the seat and manor of Adam de Swinburn. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Another reference states: "Swinburne in this county [Northumberland] gave name to this ancient family, the first recorded ancestor being John, father of Sir William de Swinburne, living in 1278, and Alan Swinburne, Rector of Whitfield, who purchased Capheaton from Sir Thomas Fenwick, Knt, in 1274. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"Long Witton Hall, an ancient mansion with additions by its late proprietors, the Swinburne family, is finely situated." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
And over in Bewcastle in Cumberland, "In the 7th of Edward I., license was granted to John Swinburn, to hold a weekly market and an annual fair." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Swinburne Spelling Variations


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Swinburne Spelling Variations



In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Swinburne has appeared as Swinburn, Swinburne, Swinborn, Swinborne and others.

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Swinburne Early History


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Swinburne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swinburne research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1253, 1280, 1687, 1740, 1600, 1706, 1660, 1670 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Swinburne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Swinburne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Swinburne Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir John Swinburne, (d. 1706) 1st Baronet from Capheaton, Northumberland, a title created for him on September 26, 1660 honor...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Swinburne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Among them:

Swinburne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Swinburne settled in Virginia in 1655
  • William Swinburne, who arrived in Virginia in 1655

Swinburne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Swinburne, who arrived in New York in 1795

Swinburne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ralph E. Swinburne, aged 41, who settled in America, in 1895
  • Suzanne A. Swinburne, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1895

Swinburne Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Miss. S. Swinburne, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Sophie Swinburne, aged 60, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Mary Swinburne, aged 9, who settled in America from Hamilton, Scotland, in 1911
  • Matthew Swinburne, aged 5, who landed in America from Hamilton, Scotland, in 1911
  • John Swinburne, aged 7, who emigrated to America from Hamilton, Scotland, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Swinburne Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Eliz Swinburne, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774

Swinburne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Swinburne landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Swinburne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Swinburne (post 1700)



  • Dr. John Swinburne (1820-1889), noted military surgeon during the American Civil War, eponym of the artificial Swinburne Island, an early quarantine island near Ellis island
  • Sir Spearman Charles Swinburne (1893-1967), 10th Baronet
  • Sir James Swinburne (1858-1958), 9th Baronet, British electrical engineer and manufacturer
  • Sir Hubert Swinburne (1867-1934), 8th Baronet
  • Sir John Swinburne (1831-1914), 7th Baronet, High Sheriff of Northumberland
  • Sir John Edward Swinburne (1762-1860), 6th Baronet
  • Sir Edward Swinburne (1733-1786), 5th Baronet
  • Sir John Swinburne (1724-1763), 4th Baronet
  • Sir John Swinburne (1698-1745), 3rd Baronet
  • Sir William Swinburne (1670-1716), 2nd Baronet
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Semel et semper
Motto Translation: Once and always.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  8. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  11. ...

The Swinburne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Swinburne Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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